Thursday's contest between the Pittsburgh Pirates (68-78) and the Washington Nationals (65-81) at PNC Park is expected to be a tight matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 5-4, with the Pirates securing the victory. Game time is at 12:35 PM ET on September 14.

The Pirates will give the nod to Mitch Keller (11-9) versus the Nationals and Josiah Gray (7-11).

Nationals vs. Pirates Game Info & Odds

  • When: Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 12:35 PM ET
  • Where: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: MLB Network
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Nationals vs. Pirates Score Prediction

Our pick for this contest is Pirates 5, Nationals 4.

Total Prediction for Nationals vs. Pirates

  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

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Nationals Performance Insights

  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Nationals have posted a mark of 3-7.
  • When it comes to the over/under, Washington and its opponents are 6-3-1 in its previous 10 games.
  • The Nationals have put together a 1-1-0 record against the spread over their previous 10 games (oddsmakers set runlines in two of those games).
  • The Nationals have been underdogs in 131 games this season and have come away with the win 56 times (42.7%) in those contests.
  • This season, Washington has been victorious 37 times in 81 chances when named as an underdog of at least +135 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Nationals have an implied victory probability of 42.6% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • The offense for Washington is the No. 21 offense in baseball, scoring 4.3 runs per game (631 total runs).
  • Nationals pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.99 ERA this year, which ranks 27th in MLB.

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Nationals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 9 Dodgers W 7-6 Jake Irvin vs Bobby Miller
September 10 Dodgers L 7-3 Trevor Williams vs Ryan Yarbrough
September 11 @ Pirates W 6-2 Patrick Corbin vs Andre Jackson
September 12 @ Pirates L 5-1 Joan Adon vs Bailey Falter
September 13 @ Pirates L 7-6 Jackson Rutledge vs Colin Selby
September 14 @ Pirates - Josiah Gray vs Mitch Keller
September 15 @ Brewers - Jake Irvin vs Wade Miley
September 16 @ Brewers - Trevor Williams vs Corbin Burnes
September 17 @ Brewers - Patrick Corbin vs Brandon Woodruff
September 18 White Sox - Joan Adon vs Mike Clevinger
September 19 White Sox - TBA vs Mike Clevinger